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Class Requirements/Rules/Expectations


1.       Textbook

All students are expected to have their textbook covered at all times. They will be mostly used for homework but will be necessary for selected in- class assignments. You are responsible for your own textbook and must pay for a replacement if lost or damaged.



2.       Classroom  Supplies

It is imperative that all students bring their notebook and sharpened #2 pencils to class every day. This notebook should be for this class only and should have perforated sheets in case an assignment must be handed in. Pens are not acceptable and all assignments done in pen will be returned without a grade. A calculator is recommended.



3.       Attendance

Attendance is important in order to comprehend the lessons being taught in class. If you are absent for a class (excused or unexcused) , you are responsible for all material/homework covered during that day. All makeup homework, exams/quizzes must be taken/handed in on the next day of class. Cutting class is unacceptable and you will receive a zero for that day. Tardiness will also not be tolerated .



4.       Extra Help

If any student needs additional instruction, I will be available before and after school for limited time in room 4-226. Questions and comments are always welcome.




70% Tests                

15% Homework

15% Quizes


5.       Exams/Quizzes      

Exams will be announced far in advance from the exam date. If a student is absent on the day or on the previous day of the test, he/she is still responsible to take it the following school day. Quizzes will be given more frequently than tests. They will be averaged and counted as one exam grade. The lowest quiz grade of the marking period will be dropped.


6.       Homework

Homework is an important part of this class and it is EXTREMELY important. It will be assigned everyday. We will go over homework on the day it is due. Some homework will be checked and others will be collected for a quiz grade. It is important that you show all work and attempt every problem assigned.


7.          Participation/In Class Assignments

In order to fully grasp the lesson being taught, it is important to pay attention and participate in class discussion. Being consistently active with class discussion and in class activities, will help your grade, as well as gain a better understanding of the material.


8.           Behavior

As a part of this high school, you are no longer children, but young adults. I expect you to raise your hand and wait to be called upon if you wish to answer or ask a question. Mutual respect is a valuable part of life and will take an important role in this classroom.


9.          Extra Credit

Extra credit assignments are optional and will be assigned towards the end of the marking period.  Note: Only students who have missed two or less homework assignments will be eligible to complete these assignments